Counterintelligence (CI) Specialist – Mid Level, Quantico, Virginia, US


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Counterintelligence (CI) Specialist – Mid Level
Quantico, Virginia, United States
Full time

Amentum is seeking a Counterintelligence (CI) Specialist – Mid – Level.   The CI Specialist will provide consultation on management processes, efficient and productive integration of CI, and regional CI level responsibilities concerning the NISP with emphasis on the integration of the different elements of the CI mission and process improvements designed to maximize programmatic efficiencies within DCSA CI Regional Offices.


Process reports in various formats as described below
Identify and write intelligence and associated referral reports
Triage reported information and generate appropriate reports from information reported by cleared industry under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP)
Review reports forwarded by DCSA CI Special Agents (CISAs) and perform detailed research to determine if the reports meet the criteria for creation of an IIR, NIP, CIR, or other type of report IAW current DCSA SOPs. If a report is warranted, shall write the report and input it into the DCSA CI Directorate’s system of record, such as the DCSA CI Analytical System (DCIAS) , draft the associated CIR, or similar document as required, and forward to the applicable CISA
Generate and process Intelligence Information Reports (IIRs)
Assist Collection Management Officers to generate IIRs from industry reports and analyze the reported information to determine if it satisfies DCSA, DoD CI or other agencies’ collection requirements
Determine suitability of reports for processing into IIRs
Draft all IIRs in accordance with DCSA and Defense Intelligence Agency standard operating procedures, provide analytical comments in CHROME, and serialize, per requisite SOPs
Submit draft IIRs to their respective Collection Management team for review and comment
Triage packets, review files, and produce counterintelligence analytical reports and assessments
Provide detailed written assessments and correspondence of tasked analysis
Produce professional briefings and supporting documentation used to articulate and communicate operational activities and or CI threats to various internal and external audiences
Use a variety of Microsoft products and other relational or analytic tools, like Palantir
Produce and deliver briefings derived from threat assessments written by the contractor and/or other DCSA CI personnel to USG customers and cleared industry partners
Provide CI Analytical Support within the authorities of DCSA under DoD Directive 5105. 42, dated March 31, 2011, and in accordance with Intelligence Community Directives 203, 205, 206, and 208, shall provide support to mid- and senior-level personnel on a wide range of complex and sensitive information to identify and neutralize or influence the activities of the Foreign Intelligence Entities (FIE) targeting U. S. Government programs, information and technologies resident in cleared industry
Conduct all-source finished intelligence research, analysis and writing in support of the Analysis, Cyber, and Operations Divisions, and brief analyses
Provide analytic, operational, and planning support to DCSA CI Directorate regional leadership to assess the impacts of CI and Law Enforcement (LE) community issues, Counterespionage (CE) subjects, and Cybersecurity strategic objectives
Provide advice and recommendations to regional leadership on the development and implementation of operational plans, investigations and investigations support, and collection plans and operations
Participate in analytical exchanges with other intelligence entities as tasked
Research, synthesize, exploit, evaluate, and analyze all-source reporting on foreign intelligence entities’ targeting USG critical technologies, programs, information, and supply chains
Attend and support the DCSA CI Directorate, Division, or regional office at counterintelligence working groups and analytical/operational exchanges
Responsible for preparation, coordination, and presentation of government-approved briefings at the program and operational levels as required; Briefings can include CI briefings, threat presentations, CI awareness, and methods to mitigate threats
Perform both analytical and operational support, providing advice on the collection and triage of reports received from cleared industry
Identify, monitor, and assess foreign intelligencer efforts attempting collection of sensitive national security information on US persons, activities, and interests including threats posed by emerging technologies to US operations and interests
Apply understanding of foreign intelligence capabilities/activities and US and foreign partner CI capabilities and TTPs for in-depth analytic research and production of all-source CI studies
Contribute to developing CI strategies
Conduct, develop, produce, and present programs of instruction in specified collection operations TTPs and related or supporting processes relevant to the various human intelligence and technical intelligence operations under DoD authorities


ACTIVE TS/SCI clearance is required
Minimum of 6 years of experience working in the US Counterintelligence Enterprise and/or in the Intelligence Community
Experience with counterintelligence research analysis and writing analytically-sound finished intelligence products
Experience writing intelligence reports, to include Intelligence Information Reports (IIRs) , Notices of Intelligence Potential (NIP) , Contact Memorandums (CMs) , Collection Emphasis Messages (CEMs) , and Operational and Investigative correspondence consistent with current agency and community standards
Experience using Intelligence Community message handling and retrieval systems such as Multimedia Messaging (M3) , Think Analyze Connect (TAC) , CHROME, CRATE, etc.
Experience preparing, presenting, and defending finished intelligence products before higher-level U. S. Government officials, policy makers and other intelligence customers
Demonstrated experience leveraging and integrating Intelligence Analysis into the CI Operational Cycle
Experience working CI investigations, providing analytic support to CI investigations and collection and HUMINT operations
Knowledgeable in CI/HUMINT targeting to direct, deter, or neutralize threats to U. S. Government (USG) personnel, programs, and technology
Experience working collaboratively with intelligence analysts, CI/intelligence operations personnel, and information technology specialists to identify and assess threats to cleared contractor’s computer networks, personnel, and facilities
Extensive knowledge and high degree of proficiency using law enforcement and IC databases, to include Palantir, I2MS, Portico, and JPAS
Possess working knowledge of and experience applying Intelligence Oversight considerations as a part of CI/intelligence analysis and collection tradecraft
National level liaison experience with both the US Intelligence and LE community
Experience applying CI analysis, operational and collection tradecrafts to threats associated with cleared industry and or the National Industrial Security Program (NISP)
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the labor category activities required to meet mission requirements
Mastery of qualitative and quantitative analytic methodologies and pursues developments in academia or other fields that affect tradecraft methodology
Ability to define comprehensive, new, or unique research approaches that enable rigorous assessments to address and contribute to high-level tasks
In-depth analysis of analytic operations and knowledge management issues across organizational and intra-IC boundaries and clearly articulates key findings
Ability to work independently and with minimal oversight
Ability to review analytic products for cogent arguments, tradecraft standards, and adequate support for conclusions; routinely tests analytic rigor of products


Bachelor’s Degree in an area related to the labor category
Graduate of in-residence Fundamentals of Intelligence Analysis course or Military Service equivalent



Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN R0076710 2023. 05. 06

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